Pickin' the Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sony Special Products' Pickin' the Hits culls ten covers of pop tunes that Chet Atkins recorded for Columbia Records over the years. Although the songs date from all different eras, from Gershwin's "Summertime" and Gone with the Wind's "Tara's Theme" to John Lennon's "Imagine" and Don McLean's "Vincent," they were all recorded in the'80s and '90s, which gives the album some sort of sonic consistency, at least. That said, the collection remains a little weak, largely because these are tasteful but curiously flat performances. Still, fans enamored with Atkins' flirtations with smooth jazz/pop/country fusion may find this budget priced compilation to be an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sony Special Products' Pickin' the Hits culls ten covers of pop tunes that Chet Atkins recorded for Columbia Records over the years. Although the songs date from all different eras, from Gershwin's "Summertime" and Gone with the Wind's "Tara's Theme" to John Lennon's "Imagine" and Don McLean's "Vincent," they were all recorded in the'80s and '90s, which gives the album some sort of sonic consistency, at least. That said, the collection remains a little weak, largely because these are tasteful but curiously flat performances. Still, fans enamored with Atkins' flirtations with smooth jazz/pop/country fusion may find this budget priced compilation to be an enjoyable listen and perhaps even a bargain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2001
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079892841626
  • Catalog Number: 28416
  • Sales rank: 82,526

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vincent (3:51)
  2. 2 Imagine (4:09)
  3. 3 Quiet Eyes - Dean Parks (3:35)
  4. 4 Sweet Dreams (3:26)
  5. 5 Summertime (5:05)
  6. 6 Classical Gas (3:56)
  7. 7 Tara's Theme (From Gone With The Wind) (3:54)
  8. 8 Yakety Axe (3:27)
  9. 9 The Last Farewell (4:15)
  10. 10 Sails (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Atkins Primary Artist
Jerry Reed Track Performer
Larry Carlton Track Performer
Mark Knopfler Track Performer
Dean Parks Track Performer
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
D. McLean Composer
Boots Randolph Composer
M. Williams Composer
Johanna Hall Composer
James Rich Composer
Ralph Blane Composer
R. A. Webster Composer
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